Table of contents for Marma points of Ayurveda : the energy pathways for healing body, mind and consciousness / by Vasant D. Lad and Anisha Tambay.

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Table of Contents i
Foreward v
Preface vii
Editor's Note ix
Introduction to Part One xi
Part One xiii
Part Two xiv
Part Three xiv
Introduction to Ayurveda 1
Doshic Theory 8
The Seven Dhatus (Bodily Tissues) 13
The Prakruti/Vikruti Paradigm in Ayurvedic Medicine 14
Introduction to Marmani 17
Introduction 17
Mechanisms of Action 19
Functions of Marmani 21
Classification of Marmani 24
The Spiritual Dimension of Marmani 29
The Relationship of Marmani to the Body's Design 30
Introduction to TCM and Comparison with Ayurveda 39
The Creation Model in Traditional Chinese Medicine 39
Comparing the Philosophies of TCM and Sankhya 44
The Concept of Health and Disease 49
Models of Pain 52
Channels, Energy Points and Measurements in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese 
Medicine 59
Concept of Channels 59
Energy Points 70
Pathogenesis and Disturbance of Marmani 77
Samprapti (Pathogenesis) 78
Vikruti, the Present Imbalance 82
Introduction to Chikitsa, Ayurvedic Therapy 89
Techniques of Touch Therapy 89
Types of Chikitsa and the Role of the Marmani 96
Guidelines for Practitioners in Marma Chikitsa 103
Context of Marma Chikitsa within Ayurvedic Therapy 107
Introduction to Part Two 109
Mukha (Face) and Shiro (Head) Marmani 113
Murdhni or Adhipati 114
Brahmarandhra 118
Shivarandhra 121
Spiritual Aspects of Murdhni, Brahmarandhra and Shivarandhra 123
Kapala 125
Ajña or Sthapani 126
Shankha 129
Bhruh Antara / Bhruh Madhya / Bhruh Agra 131
Ashru 134
Kaninaka 135
Apanga 137
Antara Vartma / Madhya Vartma / Bahya Vartma 138
Nasa Mula 140
Nasa Madhya 142
Nasa Agra 143
Nasa Puta 144
Urdhva Gandha 145
Adhah Gandha 147
Kapola Nasa 148
Kapola Madhya 150
Oshtha 151
Hanu 153
Chibuka 155
Marma Head and Facial Massage 156
Shiro (Head), Griva (Neck) and Karna (Ear) Marmani 159
Manyamula 160
Vidhuram 162
Krikatika 164
Griva (4) 165
Manyamani 167
Kantha 168
Kanthanadi 170
Mantha 171
Siramantha 173
Akshaka 174
Jatru 175
Karnapali 177
Karnapala = Karna Urdhva 179
Karnamula (2) 180
Antaradhi (Chest and Trunk) Marmani 185
Kakshadhara = Skandadhara 186
Apasthambha 187
Hrid Marmani 189
Hridayam 191
Agra Patra 193
Stanya Mula 194
Stanya = Chuchuka 196
Stanya Parshva 197
Vankri 198
Yakrut 199
Pliha 201
Surya = Amashaya 202
Nabhi Marmani (5) 204
Basti 208
Bhaga 209
Vankshana 211
Lohita 213
Prushtha (Back) Marmani 217
Amsa Phalaka 217
Prushtha = Antar Amsa (3) 218
Bruhati 220
Parshva Sandhi 222
Vrukka 223
Kukundara 224
Kati 225
Trik 227
Urdhva Shakhah (Upper Extremities) Marmani 231
Urdhva Skandha 233
Amsa 234
Adhah Skandha 236
Kaksha 237
Bahu Urvi 238
Ani 240
Bahu Indrabasta 241
Kurpara 243
Bahya Kurpara 244
Angushtha Mula 245
Bahya Manibandha 246
Manibandha 247
Kurcha Shira 249
Tala Hrida 250
Kurcha 252
Hasta Kshipra 253
Tarjani 254
Kanishthika 255
Adha Shakha (Lower Extremities) Marmani 259
Sphij 261
Uru 2 262
Lohitaksha 263
Medhra and Yoni Jihva 264
Vrushana and Yoni Oshtha 265
Sakthi Urvi (2) 266
Janu (2) 268
Charana (2) 270
Indrabasta (2) 271
Gulpha (2) 273
Pada Charana 275
Pada Kshipra 276
Parshni 278
Pada Madhya 279
Introduction to Part Three 283
Aromatherapy, Essential Oils and Attars in Ayurveda 285
Marmani that Treat Channel Disturbance 297
Management of Specific Disorders with Marma 
Chikitsa 313
Yoga Therapy and Marmani 321
Asana and Marmani 323
Glossaries Ayurvedic, Chinese and Medical 1
Ayurvedic Glossary 1
Appendix A - Specialized Ayurvedic Information
Appendix B - Specialized TCM Information
Huatuojiaji Extra Points 2
The 14 Principal Meridians 3
Appendix C - Marma Illustrations 
Appendix D - Marmani and Acupoints: Correspondences, Locations and Lists 
Marmani by Region of Body 9
Bibliography and References

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Acupuncture points.
Medicine, Ayurvedic.